Interestate 70 near Silverthorne closed Friday after wreck kills 3 people

By Kevin Fixler

A violent semitrailer truck wreck on Friday evening, July 22, between Eisenhower/Johnson Tunnel and Silverthorne on Interstate-70 backed up traffic for hours overnight and left three dead.The 18-wheeler was heading west on the highway when, according to Colorado State Patrol, it appears to have missed the runaway truck ramp near mile marker 209, smashed into an embankment and several trees, before rolling to a stop and exploding into flames. The Perez family of Phoenix, Arizona, Victor Perez Rubalcava, 42, Beatriz Perez, 48, and 10-year-old Victor Perez, were each ejected from the vehicle and had to be located by first responders …

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